The OEF Scholarship Committee is currently reviewing the scholarship application and will refrain from awarding new scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year. We look forward to the changes to our Scholarship program to ensure that OEF continues to provide needed funds for college students to pursue an engineering degree. 


History of the OEF Scholarship Program

 Over the past 40 years, the Oklahoma Engineering Foundation (OEF) has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to engineering students at Oklahoma universities.

Initially endowed in the 1970s, OEF Scholarships were created for the qualified student with the talent and commitment for engineering. Since students in the very top of the pool have numerous scholarship opportunities, fully qualified students with great potential but slightly lower admissions factors are overlooked.Therefore, OEF offers scholarships only to students who are NOT eligible to receive National Merit Scholarships or Oklahoma Regents Scholarships. Our policy is to award scholarships to students with an intense desire to become practicing engineers.

The OEF Scholarships are 4-year scholarships ($500/semester), for a total of $4,000 awarded per student.

Applicants must be Oklahoma residents* and U.S. citizens. OEF annually awards a number of freshman scholarships to high school seniors who demonstrate a genuine interest in an engineering career. Freshman application qualifications are given below.

  1. GPA of 3.0 minimum (Required)
  2. ACT Composite score between 24 – 29 (Required)
  3. ACT Math Component score of 28 or above (Required)
  4. Major in an accredited engineering program at one of the approved Oklahoma universities
  5. Be an Oklahoma and US Resident*
  6. extra curricular activities
  7. essay and an interview
  8. courses taken and credits earned for grades 10 through 12
  9. technical and non-technical activities sponsored by the high school
  10. special recognition, academic honors and special achievements
  11. volunteer activities
  12. employment and
  13. potential to complete the engineering curriculum offered by the university